Amy Ramage

Research Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-2125
Office: Communication Sciences & Disorders, Hewitt Hall Rm 157, Durham, NH 03824
Amy Ramage Communication Sciences and Disorders

My research, teaching, and clinical interests center on the neurologic bases of cognition and emotion as they interact with communication competence. My research group, the Cognition, Brain and Language Team (CoBALT) studies the association between impairments of cognition, emotion & language in acquired brain injury and the brain systems that underlie them. The objective is to identify variables (biomarkers or behaviors) that contribute to the dysfunction of brain systems and to determine their value as predictors of outcomes. The long-term goal of this work is to understand whether these predictors may be targeted and optimized in treatments effecting change in these neural systems.


  • Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology and Cognitive Psychology, University of Arizona
  • M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Arizona
  • B.S., Speech and Hearing Sciences, Texas Tech University

Research Interests

  • Communicative Disorders, Speech
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Traumatic Brain/Head Injury
  • Traumatic Stress Disorders

Courses Taught

  • COMM 630: Organic Pathologies
  • COMM 742: Speech-Language Pathology II
  • COMM 891: Appl Neurolgy Speech-Lang Path
  • COMM 904: Aphasia in Adults
  • COMM 913: Cognitive Communication Disord
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Comm Sci & Disorders

Selected Publications

Ramage, A. E., Litz, B. T., Resick, P. A., Woolsey, M. D., Dondanville, K. A., Young-McCaughan, S., . . . Fox, P. T. (2016). Regional cerebral glucose metabolism differentiates danger- and non-danger-based traumas in post-traumatic stress disorder. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(2), 234-242. doi:10.1093/scan/nsv102

New, A., Ramage, A., Robin, D., & Tate, D. (2016). Neural Correlates of Sense of Effort in Active Duty Military Members with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (P4. 052). Neurology, 86, P4-052.

Ramage, A. E., Lin, A. -L., Olvera, R. L., Fox, P. T., & Williamson, D. E. (2015). Resting-state regional cerebral blood flow during adolescence: Associations with initiation of substance use and prediction of future use disorders. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 149, 40-48. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.01.012

Ramage, A. E., Laird, A. R., Eickhoff, S. B., Acheson, A., Peterson, A. L., Williamson, D. E., . . . Fox, P. T. (2013). A coordinate-based meta-analytic model of trauma processing in posttraumatic stress disorder. Human Brain Mapping, 34(12), 3392-3399. doi:10.1002/hbm.22155

Smallwood, R. F., Laird, A. R., Ramage, A. E., Parkinson, A. L., Lewis, J., Clauw, D. J., . . . Robin, D. A. (2013). Structural Brain Anomalies and Chronic Pain: A Quantitative Meta-Analysis of Gray Matter Volume. The Journal of Pain, 14(7), 663-675. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2013.03.001

Lewis, J. D., Wassermann, E. M., Chao, W., Ramage, A. E., Robin, D. A., & Clauw, D. J. (2012). Central sensitization as a component of post-deployment syndrome. NEUROREHABILITATION, 31(4), 367-372. doi:10.3233/NRE-2012-00805

Ramage, A. E., Fox, P. T., Brey, R. L., Narayana, S., Cykowski, M. D., Naqibuddin, M., . . . Petri, M. (2011). Neuroimaging evidence of white matter inflammation in newly diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 63(10), 3048-3057. doi:10.1002/art.30458

Kochunov, P., Ramage, A. E., Lancaster, J. L., Robin, D. A., Narayana, S., Coyle, T., . . . Fox, P. (2009). Loss of cerebral white matter structural integrity tracks the gray matter metabolic decline in normal aging☆. NeuroImage, 45(1), 17-28. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.11.010

Murray, L. L., & Ramage, A. E. (2000). ASSESSING THE EXECUTIVE FUNCTION ABILITIES OF ADULTS WITH NEUROGENIC COMMUNICATION DISORDERS. Seminars in Speech and Language, Volume 21(Number 02), 0153-0168. doi:10.1055/s-2000-7562

Ramage, A., Bayles, K., Helm-Estabrooks, N., & Cruz, R. (1999). Frequency of Perseveration in Normal Subjects. Brain and Language, 66(3), 329-340. doi:10.1006/brln.1999.2032

Most Cited Publications